Mix the butter, garlic, pepper, salt and Italian seasoning in a bowl.
Spread on the slices of bread.
Place in the air fryer in a single layer (you'll need to do several batches).
Cook at 350F for 5-7 minutes. Start checking at 4 minutes for doneness.
Optional: To make cheesy bread, once the garlic bread has cooked for 4-5 minutes, remove and top with shredded mozzarella (or any kind of meltable cheese). Air fry for another 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is lightly browned and melted.
I cut my baguette into 1-inch slices. If you cut your bread into thicker slices, it will end up with a softer texture and less crispy. Thinner slices will get extra crispy.
If your air fryer model requires preheating, go ahead and preheat it before adding the garlic bread. Preheating may result in the bread air frying a little faster.
Air fry the bread in a single layer. This means you’ll need to air fry in multiple batches. Since the air fryer is hot, additional batches may air fry a little quicker.
The garlic bread will brown and get crispy quickly, so start checking on it after 4 minutes.
This recipe is great to serve a crowd. For just a few people, you can definitely half the recipe or make a single batch.
Make sure the butter is brought to room temperature. You don’t want it melted, but it should be soft enough to mix together easily with the garlic and seasonings.
You can substitute fresh parsley or chives for the Italian seasoning. Or use a mix of dried herbs like oregano or basil.
If you’re using salted butter, you may wish to reduce or omit the added salt in the recipe.
Different air fryer brands and models will vary, so you may need to adjust the temperature and air frying time slightly for this bread.